Syrian Electronic Army modifies DNS entries from Gigya platform




The Syrian Electronic Army has experienced a change in the DNS entries of logon service Gigya to registrar GoDaddy visitors plenty of great websites redirected to websites that are owned by the hackers. The DNS entries should now be repaired by GoDaddy.

The Gigya platform is used to provide Internet users the ability to log on to websites and to leave comments. The Syrian Electronic Army, a group sympathetic to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is Thursday managed to modify the DNS entries of Gigya in registrar GoDaddy. This caused some visitors to some popular websites through redirects redirected to websites of the hacker organization. Internet users were also seen javascript popups stating that they were cracked.

Include the websites of Microsoft, Dell, Forbes, The Guardian, The Telegraph and La Repubblica affected by the attack on GoDaddy. Meanwhile GoDaddy and Gigya have the DNS entries restored, though it might by the design of the DNS system take some time before the problem is solved completely.

The Syrian Electronic Army has been active since 2011. The hacker collective succeeded early this year to user data steal at Forbes and has more DNS entries from companies and organizations adapted .


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